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As air travel picks up, United says it is hiring pilots

New York - United Airlines announced Thursday it will immediately start hiring pilots, beginning with a group of 300, to be ready to meet growing demand for air travel.

Big companies feel heat as US voting rights debate intensifies

New York - Facing boycott threats over their earlier public neutrality on a new voting rights law in Georgia, Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola on Wednesday publicly slammed the state measure and vowed to work to ensure better ballot access.

Indonesia retrieves crashed Boeing jet's cockpit voice recorder

Jakarta - The cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Indonesian jet has been retrieved in "good condition", officials said Wednesday, more than two months after the airliner plunged into the sea killing all 62 passengers and crew.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces.

Singapore Airlines to pilot digital Covid travel pass

Fpo - Singapore Airlines will begin trialling a coronavirus digital travel pass developed by aviation's industry body next week, the carrier said Monday, the first airline to pilot the scheme as the pandemic-hit sector seeks to recover.

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Paris - French billionaire Olivier Dassault, a politician and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family, was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Paris - French billionaire Olivier Dassault, a politician and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family, was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to a captain of industry who "never stopped serving our country"....

US safety agency cites 'metal fatigue' in Boeing 777 incident

New York - A key US safety regulator said Friday initial investigations confirm metal fatigue was a factor in last month's scare when a Boeing 777 engine caught fire and rained debris on houses below.

Family of UK man held in India appeal to PM for help

London - The son of a British man held in India -- in a case linked with a Dubai princess who claims she was kidnapped -- has appealed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for help.

Boeing studied 777 engine upgrade before Denver incident: report

New York - Boeing had been working to strengthen engine covers on the 777 for about two years before last weekend's scare on a United Airlines flight, according to a report Thursday.

Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Tehran - Iran will provide "detailed responses" to accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Regulator orders deeper testing after Boeing engine scare

New York - US aviation regulators on Tuesday ordered inspections of all Pratt & Whitney engines similar to the one that broke up on a Boeing 777 passenger plane over Denver at the weekend, directing the tests be carried out before any return to service.

Metal fatigue suspected in United Airlines engine scare

New York - Metal fatigue has emerged as chief suspect in last week's spectacular engine failure on a United Airlines plane, which scattered debris over suburban Denver and led to dozens of Boeing 777 aircraft being grounded worldwide.

Trump 'offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One'

Seoul - Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One after a summit in Hanoi two years ago, according to a new BBC documentary.

US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s

Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration ordered extra inspections Sunday of some Boeing 777 passenger jets, after a United Airlines flight suffered engine failure a day earlier, scattering debris across a Colorado community.

United plane suffers engine failure, scatters debris over US city

Denver - A United Airlines plane suffered a fiery engine failure Saturday shortly after taking off from Denver for Hawaii, dropping massive debris on a residential area before a safe emergency landing, officials said.

United flight suffers engine failure, scatters debris over US city

Denver - A United Airlines flight suffered a fiery engine failure Saturday shortly after taking off from Denver on its way to Hawaii, dropping massive debris on a residential area before a safe emergency landing, officials said.

Virus crisis upends hopes for aviation careers

Paris - One year ago 26-year-old Perrine was on the cusp of realising her childhood dream of becoming a flight attendant.Then the Covid-19 pandemic arrived and Perrine is now on track for a job in insurance instead.

At the foot of the Pyrenees planes put out to pasture

Tarbes - Under the snow-capped Pyrenees, dozens of planes are lined up like toys on a shelf, at one of several airports in southern Europe where parking planes has become big business thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

5G phones may interfere with aircraft: French regulator

Paris - The latest generation of smartphones, 5G, can interfere with aircraft altitude instruments, the French Civil Aviation Authority warned Tuesday as it recommended they should be turned off during flight.

France to scrap 'obsolete' Paris airport expansion

Paris - The French government has decided to cancel a planned expansion of the country's biggest airport, Paris's Charles de Gaulle, a minister said in remarks published Thursday.

France to scrap Paris airport expansion: minister

Paris - The French government has decided to cancel a planned expansion of the country's biggest airport, Paris's Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, a minister said in remarks published Thursday.

Pilots reported multiple problems with Indonesia jet before crash: report

Jakarta - Indonesian pilots had reported multiple problems with an ageing jet's throttle system before it plunged into the sea after takeoff in January, killing 62 passengers and crew, investigators said Wednesday.

Indonesia to release report into deadly jet crash

Jakarta - A preliminary report on last month's deadly crash of an Indonesian passenger jet was due to be released Wednesday, as the hunt continued for the plane's still-missing cockpit voice recorder.

Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash was probably disoriented: investigators

Washington - The helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and six other passengers was probably caused by the pilot becoming disoriented after flying into clouds, investigators said Tuesday.

Ecuador leader's plane makes emergency landing in US

Quito - A plane carrying Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday in Washington at the end of an official visit, the country's communications ministry announced.

Risky flying caused vintage plane disaster: Swiss probe

Geneva - Risky piloting caused the fatal crash of a vintage plane in the Swiss Alps over two years ago that killed all 20 people on board, an investigation concluded Thursday.

Cathay shares plunge as bond sale announced to stem cash crisis

Fpo - Shares in Hong Kong's marquee carrier Cathay Pacific plunged on Thursday after the struggling airline unveiled a HK$6.7-billion (US$870-million) bond sale to try to stem its rampant cash burn.

Families of Indonesia jet crash victims hold memorial at sea

Jakarta - Relatives of 62 people killed when an Indonesian passenger jet slammed into the sea scattered flowers at the crash site Friday, as investigators look for clues to why the plane dropped from the sky minutes after takeoff.
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